Living with HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

03 Dec 2008



There are some 1.5 million people living with HIV across the cities and towns of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)  according to UNAIDS estimates, representing the full spectrum and diversity of the region. All are very different from one another, yet all share one thing in common – the prospect of a daily struggle against the combined physical challenges associated with HIV and the equally, if not more devastating social vulnerability wrought by stigma, discrimination and social exclusion.

Findings of this study, presented throughout this report, convey a remarkable similarity in the nature of vulnerability for people living with HIV across a diverse range of socio-economic and political contexts.

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